Kildare County Council seeks volunteers for basic habitat surveys

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Kildare County Council are looking for volunteers of environmental organisations to help the local Tidy Towns groups to do basic habitat surveys.

The annual nationwide Tidy Towns competition now evaluates applications on wildlife and natural amenities. Wildlife and Amenities is a new category and many communities are still working to get an understanding of how best to approach it. There are several Tidy Towns Groups in Co. Kildare that need help and assistance in identifying plants and animals in their environment and would like to work with local members of environmental organisations who can share their knowledge and expertise and help the Tidy Towns to do a basic habitat survey.

Good knowledge of any of the following is preferred: plants, trees, animals, birds, insects, biodiversity in general, habitat types such as grassland, peatland, forest, waterways and/or previous experience doing a habitat survey is preferred.

If you live near any of the following towns and would like to volunteer to help, please contact Fiona Tutty, the Environmental Pillar nominee on the Kildare County Council Environment Strategic Planning Committee, on 087 9940758 or email to apply.

Ballitore,  Brannockstown,  Broadford,  Calverstown,  Coill Dubh,  Johnstown,  Kildangan,  Kildare,  Kilkea,  Kill,  Kilmeade,  Monasterevin,  Moone,  Prosperous,  Rathcoffey,  Robertstown,  Sallins,  Suncroft,  Timolin